|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoying a wonderful setting with views over the picturesque town centre and harbour and views out to open sea, this spacious, detached house offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. From the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills, to the gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks, the Southern Upland Way, passing close by, presents the ideal focus from which to enjoy the many and varied shorter walks within the region. The dramatic scenery is home to a rich company of flora and fauna, with many unusual species including pine martens, golden eagle, ospreys, red deer, red squirrels and the natterjack toad. The area has many renowned gardens to visit, including the Botanic Gardens in Port Logan. Wigtown is also home to a charming gallery, excellent cafes and is located only a few miles from Bladnoch Distillery, where visitors can sample the local malt whisky. For fishermen, the area offers a wide variety of opportunities including sea fishing from Portpatrick and both trout and salmon fishing is close by. Other country pursuits are available including shooting and riding. Golfers will feel equally at home in this area with many golf courses within a 20-minute drive. Turnberry, with its world-famous course is only 45 minutes away and also offers a spa, off-road driving, quad biking activities and restaurant facilities. For the active, there are numerous cycle routes set out in stunning Forestry Commission surroundings and cycle hire is available at these centres. Sailing is available via the local marina, and for those happy to travel slightly further afield, there is the Galloway Sailing Centre, where visitors can also try windsurfing, canoeing and power boating. From Stranraer (15 miles) there is the ferry service to Ireland for a day trip. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.